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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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Ranked #16 of 389 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here because a few people in town told us how good the food was and how inexpensive food and drink were at happy hour,. We each had fish and chips which were excellent and a good sized portion. we also each had a glass of wine and I think our bill was around $22 .... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time visitor that chose this place based on TA reviews and I was not disapointed. Cajun sea bass and clam chowder had fresh well seasoned flavor. Would dine hear again. Reading previous reviews I was expecting crowded and noise but that was not the case for a january Tuesday evening.

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Oxnard, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The clam chowder here is the absolute best! It is thick, hearty and full of claims. Add some sour dough bread and you've got a meal for under $10. I only eat my chowder here. If you sit in the patio on a nice day the view is spectacular!! Their fish and chips are wonderful as are their oysters on... More 

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Ventura, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When we have visitors from out of town I like to take them to seaside restaurants and Brophy's is one of my favorites. Servers are friendly and proficient. Menu is varied and food is delicious. Wear sunscreen and take a hat if you want to sit outside, there might not be a place under cover.

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Riverbank, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were there in the evening for dinner. The clams were amazing and the clam chowder is really good too. We ordered a salad that was very disappointing as we were expecting more that just romaine on the plate from the description from the waitress. The service was less that stellar as it was at times difficult to find our... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Seriously some of the best clam chowder. I make sure to stop in every time I come to Ventura to visit family. Staff is always friendly. Might have a little of a wait as they are always busy when I come in.

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice. Slightly noisy. Typical fish house pricing, above above average meal cost. Best to sit outside when weather is good. Rather noisy near bar.

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Santa barbara
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The best place for fresh and local seafood. garlic baked clams.(gbc).. Chowder... Locals only.. Don't tell the tourists..

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Mesquite
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The apps are tasty, the main courses are tasty, especially the grilled seafoods, cooked to perfection. Cudo's to the Chef.

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Chula Vista, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Food was very good - atmosphere fun - location great - give this place a try! We will be back! Clam Chowder was especially good!

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Additional Information about Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-639-0865
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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